Pats plan to leave for Super Bowl before major snowstorm hits Boston

Enough snow has already hit Boston that Irv Rosenberg uses cross country skis to get across the city's famed Esplanade on Saturday . . . and the worst is yet to come.

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The New England Patriots should be on their way to the Super Bowl in Arizona before a major snowstorm arrives.

The team plans to leave Logan Airport in Boston at 12:30 p.m. on Monday after a City Hall rally scheduled for 11 a.m. Light snow is expected at mid-day before intensifying at night.

On their way to the airport, team owner Robert Kraft, president Jonathan Kraft and coach Bill Belichick are expected to speak at the rally. Players Tom Brady, Dan Connolly, Vince Wilfork, Devin McCourty and Matthew Slater are to do so as well.

Then they’ll join the rest of the team for the flight to Glendale, Arizona, for the game against the Seattle Seahawks on Feb. 1.

The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for eastern and southeastern Massachusetts and all of Rhode Island for from 7 p.m. Monday to 1 a.m. Wednesday.